The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) met on May 1112, 2010. Included on the agenda was a discussion with the members of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's initiative to assess federal practice in the following areas: education and at-risk youth, tribal youth and juvenile justice, juvenile reentry and transitions to adulthood, and racial and/or ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system and related systems. The Council representatives sought the perspectives and expertise of juvenile justice professionals working at the state level. This marked the first time that FACJJ and the Council have joined forces to address issues affecting at-risk youth and children in the juvenile justice system.
FACJJ meetings are open to the public; anyone may register to attend and observe. Additional information is available on FACJJ's Web site.
For more information about the Council's initiative to assess federal practice, please read the article entitled "Plans for Assessing Federal Practice Presented at Coordinating Council Meeting" in this issue.
The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice is a consultative body established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 and supported by OJJDP. Composed of representatives nominated by the Governors of the states and territories and the mayor of the District of Columbia, the committee advises the President and Congress on matters related to juvenile justice, evaluates the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects, and advises the OJJDP Administrator on the work of OJJDP.